Low rates of IBD in Indigenous kids
Indigenous children are around eight times less likely to be diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease than non-Indigenous children, researchers have found.
The IBD rate among Indigenous children was 0.56%, the researchers from the University of New South Wales and other institutions found. This compared with 4.13% in the non-Indigenous population.
“These data suggest that Indigenous Australians may have an unidentified resilience to developing IBD,” they said.
It was unclear if environmental or genetic factors